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If I'm a passenger in a car, can I be charged with drunk in public?

This does happen fairly often in Fairfax County. 

Usually the passenger or girlfriend wants to argue with the officers who are arresting a DWI driver.  A good Fairfax County Criminal Defense Lawyer will have much success defending these Drunk in Public charges.  

Cops will rarely give a breath test in a Fairfax County Drunk In Public case, and they usually don't waste any time doing sobriety tests either.  Unfortunately, the client has already spent a night in jail without a trial and is only facing a fine if he or she is convicted.  
Paul Liam McGlone
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DWI and Criminal Defense Attorney and Founder of McGlone Law Firm